Buying scales can become an ordeal. Very often, the desire to weigh yourself on every visit to the bathroom becomes an obsession, but lack of scales at home leaves you in the dark about your actual weight.

It is believed that it is enough to weigh yourself a couple of times a month. 

  • This schedule does not allow you to go too far and accumulate many extra kilos and will not turn you into a scales-addict.

Now, let’s make sure that you use your home scales adequately and do not give them the power over yourself.

  • DON’T WEIGH YOURSELF TOO FREQUENTLY

Daily measurements are not constructive and can upset you.

Instead of taking care of your health, your goal becomes an abstract number that does not change as fast as we would like.

This leads to a loss of motivation and return to your previous lifestyle.

Therefore, we recommend you to carry out this procedure once a week or less, instead of turning weighing into a daily ritual.

  • THINK OF OTHER HEALTH INDICATORS
  • If you are concerned with your excess weight, have a body composition testing.
  • If you feel your clothes sit tighter on you, let them be the reference and use them to evaluate your weight loss progress.
  • If you started exercising, motivate yourself with your achievements. All these are real changes that scales will never mention.
  • WEIGH YOURSELF ON ONE AND THE SAME SCALES

If you have scales at home, use only them, and fight the temptation to weigh yourself at your friends’ house or in the gym.

  • CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE CLOTHING

Well, in fact, it would be better to not have any clothes on at all. Weigh yourself without clothing or in your underwear. Clothes also have weight, so your indicators may vary depending on the selected outfit.

  • STAND STRAIGHT

The correct position ensures that your weight is distributed properly, so the numbers will be accurate.

STAND STRAIGHT
  • WEIGH YOURSELF AT THE SAME TIME

The best time to weigh yourself is morning, immediately after waking up.

You didn’t manage to eat or drink anything yet, but already emptied your bladder. This is the time when your weight is the most precise, since the influence of liquids and food is reduced to minimum.

  • NEVER WEIGH YOURSELF AFTER EXERCISING

If you like to sweat during workouts, your weight loss may reach one kilogram, but it’s just water. Of course, if your aim is to measure the loss of liquid, scales are essential. In any other case, it will just be a false hope for a fast weight loss.

  • PLACE SCALES ON A HARD SURFACE

Carpet or other soft coverings can absorb part of your weight, thus making the data inaccurate.

  • DO NOT WEIGH YOURSELF DURING YOUR PERIOD
WEIGH YOURSELF AT THE SAME TIME

And it is not because the hormones make you cry over every nonsense. 

In fact, water retention is typical for these days. Thus, your weight increases for these several days.

  • DO NOT WEIGH YOURSELF, IF IT MAKES YOU UNHAPPY

If you are worried about the extra kilograms so much that your knees tremble, wait with weighing until you calm down.

The number on the scale is not so important.

By the way, if the indicators are encouraging you to tears – this is also a sign of scales-addiction.

Remember, it is just a metering device.

  • DO NOT WEIGH YOURSELF IF YOU FEEL GOOD

If you are happy, healthy and rejoice life, it is pointless to get on the scales just to check. Feeling of happiness – that’s all you need.

  • KEEP IT REAL

Scales are just a tool to determine the body mass. 

  • They do not show how healthy you are, or how successful you are at work.

They won’t tell you, whether you eat correctly or if you are a good man. So don’t use scales to weigh your sense of self-worth.